Quotes by narrow-mindedness

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  • Lord Acton
    Lord Acton
    British historian 1834-1902
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    There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.
  • William Penn
    William Penn
    English religious leader, founder of Pennsylvania 1644-1718
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    There can be no friendship where there is no freedom. Friendship loves a free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures.
  • A. E. Housman
    A. E. Housman
    British poet 1859-1936
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    They say my verse is sad: no wonder.
    Its narrow measure spans
    Rue for eternity, and sorrow
    Not mine, but man's.

    This is for all ill-treated fellows
    Unborn and unbegot,
    For them to read when they're in trouble
    And I am not.
    Source: More Poems (1936)
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    This planet is run by crazy people. Remember what they have to do to get where they are. Their perspective is so narrow, so...brief. A few years. In the best of them a few decades. They care only about the time they are in power.
    Source: Contact (1985) Ch. 23 (p. 403)
  • Johann Gottfried Von Herder
    Johann Gottfried Von Herder
    German philosopher, theologian, poet, and literary critic 1744-1803
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    Those that embrace the entire universe with love, for the most part love nothing, but their narrow selves.
  • Comte de Lautréamont
    Comte de Lautréamont
    French poet born in Uruguay 1846-1870
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    Throughout my life, I have seen narrow-shouldered men, without a single exception, committing innumerable stupid acts, brutalizing their fellows and perverting souls by all means. They call the motive for their actions fame.
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
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    Time; that black and narrow isthmus between two eternities.
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    Charles Horton Cooley
    American sociologist 1864-1929
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    To have no heroes is to have no aspiration, to live on the momentum of the past, to be thrown back upon routine, sensuality, and the narrow self.
  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    American author and clergyman 1814-1880
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    Tribulation will not hurt you, unless as it too often does; it hardens you and makes you sour, narrow and skeptical.
  • Lewis Mumford
    Lewis Mumford
    American social philosopher 1895-1990
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    We have created an industrial order geared to automatism, where feeble-mindedness, native or acquired, is necessary for docile productivity in the factory; and where a pervasive neurosis is the final gift of the meaningless life that issues forth at the other end.
  • Selma James
    Selma James
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    We have needed to define ourselves by reclaiming the words that define us. They have used language as weapons. When we open ourselves to what they say and how they say it, our narrow prejudices evaporate and we are nourished and armed.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
    American legal scholar 1954-
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    Web publishing can create common spaces; it all depends on how we, the readers and sometimes the producers, react to technological change. If we sort ourselves into narrow groups, common spaces will be in big trouble. But there's no reason not to have common spaces on the Internet. There are lots of them out there.
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    English writer and poet 1803-1873
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    What ever our wandering our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    What right have you to take the word wealth, which originally meant ''well-being,'' and degrade and narrow it by confining it to certain sorts of material objects measured by money.
  • Andrea Dworkin
    Andrea Dworkin
    American radical feminist and writer 1946-2005
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    Wild intelligence abhors any narrow world; and the world of women must stay narrow, or the woman is an outlaw. No woman could be Nietzsche or Rimbaud without ending up in a whorehouse or lobotomized.
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